A former Minister of Police Affairs, Adamu Waziri, has said that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State will not leave the party.
HausaToday reports that Wike and some of his loyalists are currently believed to be at loggerheads with the PDP leadership and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over failed agreements.
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday night, Waziri said the Rivers governor is a loyal PDP member and has invested so much in the party.
Waziri also denied media reports that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, sent him as an emissary to meet with Wike who was on vacation in Turkey.
The member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) said the meeting with the Rivers governor in Turkey, was a coincidence.
Waziri disclosed that he had a chat with Wike but not regarding the crisis rocking the opposition party.
He said: “The report was inaccurate. I went to Istanbul on holiday on Friday, and governor Wike came to Istanbul on Wednesday.
“He didn’t know I was in Istanbul. I didn’t know he was coming. We met in front of the lift of the hotel. We happened to stay in the same hotel. We talked briefly but not as deep as I would have wanted, but he didn’t refuse to see me.
“Governor Wike is a PDP man to the marrow. He will not go anywhere. He has invested so much in PDP. Governor Wike knows I appreciate his situation because he knows I fought for Waziri (Atiku) to become the candidate. So, there’s no problem with that.
“But both of us are members of the PDP and we have reached a point that as committed and loyal members when a party takes a decision, we must follow and try to strengthen the party.
“Governor Wike did say on the convention floor that he is going to work for the success of the presidential candidate of the party, irrespective of whether he won or not. And I have known Governor Wike to be a very steadfast person.”